holistic · Wellness

7 Health Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling is one of the simplest things you can do to improve your health and help detoxify your body.
Oil pulling isn’t a new health trend that you are seeing, it is an ancient Ayurveda ritual dating back over 3,000 years.
So what is oil pulling all about?
What is Oil Pulling?
An ancient Ayurveda ritual dating back over 3,000 years, oil pulling involves placing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic cold pressed oil (organic coconut oil is an option) into your mouth and then swishing it around for up to 5 to 15 minutes pulling it between your teeth before spitting it out.  Be careful not to swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to cleanse away.  Brush your teeth with an all-natural flouride-free toothpaste, and rinse your mouth out.
Why Oil Pulling?

With your mouth as the home to bacteria, fungus, viruses, and other toxins, the oil acts like a cleanser, pulling out the yukky stuff before they get a chance to spread throughout your body.
Oil Pulling cleanses the immune system, reduces stress, inflammation, and aids your well-being.
Top 7 reasons for making oil pulling a part of your daily routine.
1.  Whitens teeth
Oil pulling reduces the need for chemical teeth whitening strips.  The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brighten and clean teeth.
2. Increases energy
When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the toxins by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling better.
3. Detoxes the Body
Germs in the body are much like poison causing inflammation and leading to disease/illness. The mouth is the gateway for contamination to spread to the rest of the body.  When removing the toxins before they get a chance to spread, the body undergoes a complete detox.
4. Aids hormonal changes
Hormones can function as they should, functioning to the best ability without being thrown off balance.
5.  Reduces headaches
When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur.  This is nature’s way of asking for some time to recover.  By eliminating bacteria or toxins from the body with oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.
6. Keeps the skin clear
Removing toxins from the body that would make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine.  Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically and it some cases it can clear up completely.
7. Promotes oral hygiene
Oil pulling is highly effective at reducing tooth cavities and at eradicating bad breath.  It also aids with plaque-induced gingivitis.
When you start oil pulling, you might experience some of the positive effects immediately or it may take a few days or even weeks. It will depend on your health condition.
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